New Jersey Attorney Diana Megalla - Cordell & Cordell

Diana Megalla

Litigation Manager

New Jersey attorney Diana MegallaNew Jersey divorce attorney Diana Megalla had experience in civil and commercial litigation, but she wanted to help people rather than just corporations.

“Helping corporations make more money will never be as fulfilling as helping individuals resolve problems in their daily lives,” said Ms. Megalla.

She left those areas for family law so that she could have more client contact and be able to help people in need and those facing big decisions in their lives.

Ms. Megalla certainly still draws upon her more corporate experience, however, and uses skills like negotiation and even her earlier background in sales to help practice family law.

“I have handled many family cases where clients have advised me that this was the smoothest and fastest manner that the case could have gone,” said Ms. Megalla. “I understand and appreciate that when you come to me, you are experiencing one of the most difficult times in your life, and I want to ensure that the process is the most bearable it can be given the circumstances.”

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Megalla is licensed in New Jersey and New York.


Ms. Megalla earned her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, magna cum laude. She earned her juris doctor from Rutgers University School of Law, and was the youngest law school graduate in her class.

Professional Experience

Prior to working at Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Megalla worked in family law as well as civil litigation, municipal law, commercial law and criminal law. At her prior firm, she spent several days per week in the courtroom, honing in her litigation experience and dealing with a variety of clients.


Ms. Megalla is a member of the American Bar Association, Family Law and Young Lawyer’s Division; the New Jersey State Bar Association; New York State Bar Association and the Middlesex County Bar Association.


Ms. Megalla was recognized from 2019-2021 as a New Jersey Rising Star in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers.

Diana Megalla

Rated by Super Lawyers

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Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

Ms. Megalla frequently contributes responses to Ask a Lawyer questions for

Ms. Megalla joined DadsDivorce Live to discuss the case of 21-year-old Caitlyn Ricci’s lawsuit against her parents and New Jersey’s laws regarding when parents should be obligated to provide college support.



“Diana was very friendly and she was very trustworthy. She always made me feel comfortable with discussing the whole situation.”
"I've appreciated Diana's communication and her willingness to listen. She's been really creative in my situation and this process. I'm really grateful for this and happy she's able to step outside the box."
"Diana has been reassuring. I feel great having you guys in my corner. ... I can't say enough good things about her. I was very scared to go through this process. I've heard so many nightmares about lawyers. Diana has gone above and beyond, and I'm not scared anymore. I wish I had a whole team of people like Diana, but she makes me feel like I have an army behind me. You have a real gem on your hands with her!"
"I liked Diana's profile and felt she was perfect for my case.  I am not the perfect client because I am very emotional, but she has handled me and my case professionally and with patience.  I exploded in court because of all the lies, but again, she was great and made sure the judge really understood things from my side.  I have been very pleased with her approach and even her understanding with the billing. ..."
"Everything with Diana has been very good. She has been very pleasant to work with. I think I have a pretty strange case, and she has really listened to everything and done well. She's great!"
"Diana is very professional. She was always touching base with me and keeping me up to speed with my case. I thought she was all around great."
"Diana was absolutely wonderful. She was very responsive to my needs, she answered all questions I had and provided me with sound advice. Diana is very knowledgeable, professional and compassionate. I cannot say enough good things about Diana Megalla."

​"Diana is fantastic, very responsive, I couldn't be happier with the way she has handled the case. [She] has done an excellent job, and all of my interactions with the firm have been excellent as well."


"Diana was outstanding! She did everything she was supposed to do. In today's world, that was a shock. I couldn't have been more pleased.  I'm very happy, very pleased! I have nothing but good things to say about your firm and my experience."


​"Diana was professional and helpful throughout the whole process. The judge even commented how thorough she was in her filings. I couldn’t be happier with the result."


​"I thought very highly of Diana. She was very professional and thorough. She really fought for me. I was very impressed with how she took care of business."

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